777 reviews
  1. South Hadley, MA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A
Mount Holyoke College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
Address
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075

Mount Holyoke College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
55%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
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Test Scores and GPA for Mount Holyoke College

Cost

Net Price
$27,398/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,105/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,692/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,932/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,012/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,176/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.65 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.60 responses
37%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.60 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,161Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • There is no one word
    37%
  • Friendly and accepting
    27%
  • Brilliant
    20%
  • Intellectualy adventurous
    7%
  • Leaders
    7%
  • Changemakers
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life.44 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.77 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Accepting
    45%
  • Empowering
    28%
  • All of the above
    10%
  • Changemaking
    10%
  • Inviting,
    7%

After Mount Holyoke College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses

Mount Holyoke College Reviews

777 reviews
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I love Mount Holyoke so far! I'm enjoying it so much more than High School! I'm loving being on the rowing team, and reading and learning new and interesting things and having great, interesting, thought-provoking discussions both in class and out. The vegan food options are great and plentiful and my dorm (Safford) is really nice (except its really hot and has really squeaky floors). I think M&Cs and mountain day make the school unique. I would definitely choose Moho again even though it doesn't have quite as good financial aid as Smith.
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Mount Holyoke is a liberal environment with more conservative administration. Its a really good school for academics, but get to be studying all the time. There is a stress culture here. The student body is wonderful, but the administration is not so wonderful. If you have a problem that needs to be solved get ready to be aggravated. Also housing is mostly singles and doubles. The rooms are nice for some of the dorms, others are very small and uncomfortable. I wish that they had more suite/ apartment living. Another thing is when you randomly get assigned a roommate, its a hit or complete miss and then its nearly impossible to try and move because of roommate complications.
My experience at Mount Holyoke has been exemplary so far! The academics are hard, but fair. The professors are dedicated to their work and their students, and most of the people are genuinely excited to learn and change the world.